Planning & Zoning

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The Department of Community Development (Office of Planning and Zoning) is charged with the responsibility of implementing land use and development policies and the enforcement of land use and zoning ordinances for the unincorporated portions of Clinton County. The department staffs the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and participates with other committees involved in land use planning and related activities.

The Department is also actively involved with County and Township officials and citizenry in the development and making recommendations to the County implementation of sound land use and economic development policy that will encourage residential development, business growth, industrial development and agricultural open space preservation within the County.

The Clinton County Comprehensive Development Plan was adopted during the fall of 2002. The Clinton County Zoning Ordinance was adopted on May 21, 2005. The Comprehensive Plan was updated and approved by the Clinton County Planning Commission on October 9, 2008 and adopted by the Board of Commissioners on October 28, 2008.